Edinburgh 2019


Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh - 02nd - 04th October 2019


Annual Meeting Programme


The annual meeting programme is available online and will be updated regularly





Claud Worth Lecture

Prof Asim Ali


Trimble Lecture

Prof Anita Simmers




You can register online or download our booking form if you wish to pay by cheque.  If you require an invoice for Trust please make sure that you send in a booking form together with a Hospital Purchase order number or PO form.  We will not issue an invoice without a PO.


Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh

54 George Street






Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, for details of local tram, bus and airport travel please see our travel FAQ


Rooms we will be using at BIPOSA:

Access from George Street front of building

Cloakroom on ground floor (on your left from entrance)

Registration will take place in the Crush Hall on first floor (use stairs to your right from entrance)

Exhibition and catering will be in the Ballroom (left of Crush Hall)

Speaker preview will be in the corridor towards west drawing room

Lectures in the Music Hall (right of Crush Hall)

Posters and eposters will be in East and West drawing rooms (either end of the Ballroom)


Annual Dinner


This year's annual dinner and disco will take place at Dynamic Earth.  Tickets are priced at £60 each.


The ticket price includes a free self-guided tour of the museum galleries; welcome reception; three courses sit down dinner with

wine followed by a disco. Tickets are priced £60 and there is limited availability.

Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS (tel. 0131 550 7800).

Delegates to make own way there (5-10 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes walk from city centre).

At the close of the evening we have arranged coach pick up from Dynamic Earth to drop off near Waverley Station.  Pick ups from 11.45 pm and 12.30 am.


Annual Abstract Prize


This year BIPOSA awarded two abstract prizes:

Helen Kuht, Research Orthoptist at the University of Leicester for an abstract entitled "Using artificial intelligence to distinguish between normal and abnormal development of the fovea'

Jigs Mehta, Lecturer in Orthoptics at the University of Liverpool for an abstract entitled 'Visual function risk factors for falls in older adults'


Free Papers


This year there will be free papers and rapid fire free paper sessions.  Please refer to our guidance information for preparing your audiovisual materials.   Submission deadline for audiovisual materials is noon on Friday 27th September 2019 to our upload server only




You may display your e-poster at BIPOSA only if you have registered for the meeting.  Your e-poster (even if accepted) will not be included either in the schedule or at the meeting if you have not registered.


Your e-poster submission should be one slide made in PowerPoint only. Create your eposter using a widescreen slide template in landscape orientation.  For more information and guidance please visit our e-poster page.  Please ensure that you upload your one slide by the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 20th September 2019 by UPLOAD only


For a full list of e-poster submissions by registered delegates please check out the screen listings